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Leicester has 'unusually high' incident of Covid in children, minister said.

There was an "unusually high" incidence of coronavirus in children in Leicester, the Health Secretary has said.

Matt Hancock told BBC Breakfast on Tuesday that while work was still being done to understand why Leicester had been so badly affected by the outbreak, extra testing had found under-18s testing positive for the virus.

He said that even though children are less likely to get ill from the disease, the decision to shut the city's schools was made to try to halt further transmissions.

Mr Hancock added: "We have sent in a lot of extra testing into Leicester over the last 10 days or so and one of the things we have found is that there are under-18s who have tested positive and therefore, because children can transmit the disease - even though they are highly unlikely to get ill from the disease - we think the safest thing to do is close the schools.

"The reason I said what I did last night about Leicester is that it is an unusually high incidence in children in Leicester."

His comments come the day after he announced harsher restrictions were to come into force in Leicester following a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city.

The city council said that 944 Covid-19 cases had been reported in the last two weeks.

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